Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; efficiencies reforms. (HB2057)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; efficiencies reforms. Makes several changes to the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act (UMOVA) and other Code sections relating to absentee voting by those voters covered under UMOVA. The bill requires the Department of Elections to make available at least 100 days prior to a regularly scheduled election information about the election to be used with the federal write-in absentee ballot and to provide a copy of such information to any UMOVA voter who requests it. Currently, this is a local responsibility. The bill also permits localities to use paper ballots for UMOVA voters who are eligible to vote only in federal elections. Localities are also permitted to obtain other evidence of mailing, rather than purchasing a certificate of mailing, when mailing absentee ballots to UMOVA voters. The section providing for an early absentee ballot for statewide offices is repealed, as it was rendered obsolete by 2011 legislation that expanded the use of federal write-in absentee ballots to all elections. This bill also contains technical amendments to reflect the administrative reorganization of the Department of Elections that took effect July 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101769D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/22/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2057)
02/10/2015Left in Privileges and Elections